German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
DKOU was held in Berlin from 26th to 29th October 2021. Lukus Eckhard gave an interesting and informative presentation on a study he co-authored about the use of computer navigation in total hip arthroplasty. The study examined AOANJRR data from all (n=6,912) non-navigated and navigated primary THAs performed for osteoarthritis in Australia from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2019.
This study showed that the use of computer navigation was associated with a reduced rate of revision for dislocation following THA. Furthermore, in the component combinations most commonly used with navigation, there was also a reduction in the rate of all-cause revision.
Professor Bill Walter attended DKOU 2021 and the International Hip Society Meeting in Berlin November 3-6, 2021.
Agarwal S, Eckhard L, Walter WL, Peng A, Hatton A, Donnelly B, de Steiger R. The Use of Computer Navigation in Total Hip Arthroplasty Is Associated with a Reduced Rate of Revision for Dislocation: A Study of 6,912 Navigated THA Procedures from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Oct 20;103(20):1900-1905.